Author: Michael Durbin • Page 1/1

Michael Durbin wears many hats in life because, well, he has a thing for hats. One of those hats says narrative nonfiction writer because that's one of the things he likes to do from his home in Carrboro, North Carolina. More at

The Eponymous Mr. Ponzi

The little known story of an age-old scam.

Death by Derivatives

The opening of a canal in 1848 led to the birth of modern financial derivatives, and the early demise of some of the men who traded them.

The Reconstruction of Ulysses S. Grant

As a civilian, the beloved American Civil War general and two-term president failed at every attempt to make money. Except for one.

Foreign Exchange(s)

He made a name for himself organizing the world’s most important economic conference, only to have it tarnished by an outrageous accusation.
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